Northern governors have called on the Federal Government to declare state of emergency on drug abuse in the country as part of renewed efforts to deal with the scourge. Chairman of the forum and governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima made the appeal while reading a communiqué at the end of their meeting in Kaduna on Thursday.
Shettima said the forum also called on the federal government to provide all necessary funds and equipment to the relevant agencies, like NAFDAC and NDLEA in their fight against the abuse of drugs. “The meeting called on the federal government to declare state of emergency on the menace.
“The meeting called on state governments to set up High Powered Enforcement Committees under the chairmanship of either their Deputies or SSG to ensure all relevant laws and statutory provisions in respect of drug abuse are effectively implemented,” he said. The chairman said that the meeting also resolved to come up with appropriate legislation on drug abuse by the various Houses of Assembly in the region.